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Reporter/ MMJ

KBTX

Bryan, TX 02-20-2024
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Reporter/ MMJ - KBTX

REPORTER/ MMJ (Municipal Government) - KBTX

About KBTX:

KBTX Media operates the CBS and CW affiliates in Bryan-College Station, Texas, serving an 18-county area known as the Brazos Valley. For over 65 years, KBTX has been the ratings leader and dominant choice for local news and entertainment. Our team produces six newscasts each weekday, three each weekend, a breaking news digital channel, and a daily lifestyle show, totaling more than 40 hours of programming each week. KBTX is routinely recognized among the best in the state by organizations including the Associated Press, RTDNA, and the Lone Star EMMY Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

In 2023, the station was honored to receive a National Edward R. Murrow Award, three regional Murrow Awards, a National Gracie Award, and the Texas Association of Broadcasters' Bonner McLane Public Service Award. KBTX is also a recent Texas AP Broadcasters/Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas Station of the Year and Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Station of the Year. KBTX has helped launch the careers of many well-known journalists, meteorologists, and network and production executives, and takes pride in helping talent grow quickly into the nation's largest television markets.

Learn more about KBTX at www.kbtx.com.

Job Summary/Description:

You must independently enterprise content, enjoy and remain active on social media, and use your storytelling skills to offer meaningful context to issues affecting the Brazos Valley. Motivation and a willingness to learn will earn you this position.

Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Identifying the day's most important stories and sourcing materials relevant to your audience, with a focus on the municipal government beat
• Pitching and generating daily content for television and digital platforms, along with regular enterprise reporting
• Meet daily and weekly deadlines in a fast-paced environment, including a strong digital focus

Candidates should also exhibit a good work ethic, strong people skills, the ability to be a team player and must maintain a professional attitude at all times. This position requires availability to work weekends and may require holiday work.

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Experience in a TV newsroom, as well as a college degree in broadcast journalism or a related field are expected.
• Experience in reviewing legal/court documents, submitting open records requests, and an established and responsible presence on digital platforms is a big plus. Experience with ENPS, Bitcentral Oasis, and Edius is a big plus.

Qualified applicants go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter, and references

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

KBTX-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus before the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r7yv49-3-239-91-5-42 in your application.

Company Profile
KBTX

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.